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Debt and Divorce: Am I Responsible for My Spouse’s Debt?

Divorce is sometimes referred to as “unwinding” a marriage, because it involves separating two lives that have grown together. Think about it: in a marriage, you may share a home, a social circle, children, assets, and debt. And while your divorc… Read More
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How Divorce Affects Your…

How Divorce Affects Your Income Tax Filing Status

The year after you divorce is filled with a number of “firsts” to navigate: figuring out a parenting time schedule, establishing new holiday traditions, planning family vacations with a family that doesn’t look like it once did. Then there’s… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
Five Secrets You Shouldn…

Five Secrets You Shouldn’t Keep From Your Divorce Lawyer

It is human nature to want others to think well of us, especially those who are in a position to help us. That’s why even honest people might fudge a little bit when the doctor asks “How many drinks do you have per week?” or “How much exercis… Read More
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Protecting Your Family Business From Divorce

If you have a family business, chances are it is not only a source of income, but of pride. Whether it was handed down from your parents or grandparents, or you built it from the ground up, it is likely that you have a deep personal (not to mention f… Read More
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What You Need to Know About Social Security if You’re Getting Divorced

If you are getting divorced, you have a lot of financial details to sort out. Who will get what property? How will you divide up your marital debt? Will you have to pay alimony? Will you be able to receive it? But one thing you probably haven’t tho… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
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What Can’t Go in a Utah Prenup?

Prenuptial agreements, commonly called “prenups,” can be very useful in laying the groundwork for a marriage and, if it eventually becomes necessary, a divorce. Prenups help couples get on the same page regarding a variety of issues, most of them… Read More
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Categories: Alimony, Assets & Debt
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Does It Matter When You File for Divorce?

When we ask the question, “Does it matter when you file for divorce?” we’re not asking if you should, say, wait to file until after Christmas or until the kids are in college. Instead, we’re referring to a question we occasion… Read More
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If Your Spouse Hid Assets in Your Divorce

Divorce involves an unwinding of two lives that have been entwined and grown together, perhaps for many years. Part of the process of making your two lives separate again involves distributing the marital property and debt. In Utah, you and your spou… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt

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